Witness statement at the re-enacting of the TRC Faith Communities' Hearings

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I had the privilege, as a non-South African, to be invited to be part of this revisit of the TRC [Truth and Reconciliation Commission] Faith Communities' Hearings and to present some reflections on the contribution of faith communities to reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa. I accepted the invitation realising that ‘external eyes’ may bring a new perspective, but also in the humble awareness that it may be premature to speak out on a situation that one does not fully understand. My reflection centres on seven points.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnfinished Business?
Subtitle of host publicationFaith Communities and Reconciliation in a Post-TRC Context
EditorsCh Thesnaar, L D Hansen
Place of PublicationStellenbosch
PublisherAfrican Sun Media
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781928480518
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Print book published (31) July 2019, ISBN 9781928480501


  • reconciliation
  • faith communities
  • TRC


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